2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Cycling Shoes

Photo: John David Becker

Shimano SH-TR32

$130, Bike.shimano.com
The draw: Smoother flying mounts

Shimano’s entry-level tri shoe sports a clean look and employs a simple one-strap closure with a reinforced plastic sole. The strap has a notch to hold it in place, creating a large opening that makes this one of the easiest shoes to slip into, and the large heel loop also aids in quick transitions. The quick-dry interior and supple synthetic leather upper make the TR32 a serious value. With a fit that’s true to size, this shoe has plenty of volume that will work for a wide range of foot types.